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Hergenröther, Joseph
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(Sep 15, 1824, Würzburg – Oct 3, 1890, Mehrerau Abbey), Roman Catholic theologian. After studying in Würzburg and Rome, he became a Privatdozent in Munich in 1851. From 1852 to 1879 he was professor of church history and church law in his home town. Called by the Curia to join in the preparations for Vatican I, he defended its doctrine of infallibility in print, especially against the attacks of I. v. Döllinger (Anti-Janus, 1870). In 1879, he was called to Rome as cardinal and became responsible, as the prefect of the Apostolic Archive, for the scientific systemati…

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Oberdorfer, Bernd, “Hergenröther, Joseph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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